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MARTIN CALLS ON PRIME MINISTER TO EXTEND ARTICLE 50 IN WAKE OF BREXIT DEFEAT

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has called on the UK government to take immediate action to extend Article 50 – suggesting that a ‘People’s Vote’ remains the best option to break the deadlock over Brexit. The local SNP MP, … Continue reading

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PMQS: PRIME MINISTER PRESSED ON INCARCERATION OF SCOT HELD IN INDIA FOR 500 DAYS

SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has questioned the Prime Minister over concerns that the UK government isn’t doing enough to help the family of a Dumbarton man imprisoned abroad. Speaking during Prime Minister’s Questions, the MP for West Dunbartonshire pressed Theresa … Continue reading

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CALLS FOR UK CHANCELLOR TO END ‘IMMORAL’ BENEFITS FREEZE AHEAD OF SPRING BUDGET STATEMENT

West Dunbartonshire’s MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has called on the Tory UK government to end its “immoral” freeze on benefits ahead of this week’s Spring Budget Statement on Wednesday. The local SNP MP says that UK Chancellor Philip Hammond must end … Continue reading

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SNP DEMAND ANSWERS OVER PM’S ‘CYNICAL BREXIT BUNG’ AHEAD OF KEY COMMONS VOTES

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, has hit out at the UK government after Tory Ministers unveiled a £1.6billion ‘Stronger Towns’ fund with no details of additional funding for Scotland. Ahead of key Brexit votes next week, the Prime Minister … Continue reading

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MARTIN RAISES CLYDEBANK BLITZ IN PARLIAMENT AHEAD OF 78th ANNIVERSARY

Martin Docherty-Hughes MP has spoken in parliament ahead of the 78th anniversary of the Clydebank Blitz, calling for a debate on the long-term impact of the Blitz on West Dunbartonshire and across the UK. The SNP MP for West Dunbartonshire … Continue reading

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MARTIN BACKS WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE WASPI WOMEN IN PROTEST OVER UK STATE PENSION CHANGES

Local SNP MP Martin Docherty-Hughes has given his backing to women from across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven who are pressing for the UK government to rethink changes to state pension entitlement. MP for West Dunbartonshire Martin Docherty-Hughes … Continue reading

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MARTIN URGES WEST DUNBARTONSHIRE PENSIONERS TO CHECK WINTER FUEL PAYMENT

Local MP Martin Docherty-Hughes is urging pensioners across Clydebank, Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven to ensure they have received their Winter Fuel Payment for 2018/2019. Those who have reached state pension age are entitled to claim an annual tax … Continue reading

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DUMBARTON REPORTER COLUMN – 19 FEBRUARY 2019

With just weeks to go until Brexit, there’s a sense of déjà vu as the UK government descends ever further into chaos. After suffering the worst defeat in parliamentary history, the Prime Minister continues to be humiliated over their failing … Continue reading

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